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Synonyms of wall in English:

noun

  • 1 solid brick walls
    barrier, partition, room divider, enclosure, screen, panel, separator;
    dam, dyke
  • 2 an ancient city wall
  • 3 we will work to break down the walls that stop world trade
    obstacle, barrier, barricade, fence;
  • Phrases

    drive someone up the wall

    1
    each one had some irritating habit that drove him up the wall
    informal drive mad/crazy, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage
    aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off
    British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
    North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, gravel
    vulgar slang piss off
    informal , dated give someone the pip
    rare empurple

    go to the wall

    2
    informal thousands of businesses are expected to go to the wall this year
    fail, collapse, go bankrupt, become insolvent, go into receivership, go into liquidation, crash, fold (up), go under, founder, be ruined, cave in
    informal go broke, go bust, go bump, go belly up, come a cropper, flop

    go up the wall

    3
    informal
    this causes the dog to go up the wall and bark his head off
    lose one's temper, lose control, become enraged, go into a rage, fly into a temper/passion, boil over, boil over with rage, flare up, fire up, go berserk, throw a tantrum, explode
    informal blow one's top, fly off the handle, lose one's cool, get mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, see red, go off the deep end, blow a fuse/gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, burst a blood vessel, flip, flip one's lid, foam at the mouth, get all steamed up, get worked up, have a fit
    British informal go spare, go crackers, do one's nut, get one's knickers in a twist, throw a wobbly
    North American informal flip one's wig, blow one's lid/stack, have a cow, go postal, have a conniption fit
    vulgar slang go apeshit

    off the wall

    4
    North American informal an off-the-wall cable television programme
    [Antonyms] conventional
    Frenchoutré
    informal way-out, wacky, freaky, kooky, screwy, kinky, oddball, cranky
    North American informal in left field

    verb

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  • 1 the tenements walled in the space completely
    enclose, bound, encircle, confine, hem, circumscribe, close, shut, fence;
    separate, partition
  • 2 one doorway had been walled up
    block, seal, close, brick up
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